Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Meep Pic Of The Week: Jade (1995)

From Paramount Pictures
Original Theatrical Release: October 13, 1995

I like Jade. Heck, I kind of love Jade. There. I said it. It's out there. Think what you want of me now.

I'll make this simple...

If you can't enjoy a Movie with a chase scene like this one, perhaps you should stop watching Movies and stick with the cartoons.

Jade Facts:

  • William Friedkin really knows how to direct a car chase.
  • Women have secret, slutty lives.
  • Governors, or politicians for that matter, also have secret, slutty lives.
  • Michael Biehn is in this Movie.
  • Getting run over by a car hurts. A lot.
  • Jade has an alternate cut that was only released on VHS. It's pretty good.
  • Jade bombed at the Box Office.
  • Strange Days, written and produced by James Cameron, bombed at the Box Office.
  • Angie Everhart was a model who had big breasts.
  • Co-star Chazz Palminteri opened a restaurant called "Chazz: A Bronx Original"... in Baltimore.
  • Michael Biehn was in Navy Seals.
  • Writer Joe Eszterhas also wrote Basic Instinct, Sliver & Showgirls. But more importantly: Big Shots from 1987. The tender story of Obie & Scam, two racially and social economically opposed eleven year old boys who become friends and boost a car.
  • Director William Friedkin rewrote most of Joe Eszterhas's script.
  • Linda Fiorentino almost didn't take the role because she thought she would look slutty in it.
  • Linda Fiorentino attended fundraisers for Eliot Spitzer.
  • Jade was released on Friday the 13th and features a mask or two, but no machetes.
  • Jade is an ornamental stone that is usually green in color.
  • Michael Biehn is friends with Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.
  • Some fantasies go too far.
  • David Caruso has red hair.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Meep Pic Of The Week: Night Warning (1983)

Night Warning
From Comworld Pictures
Estimated Original Theatrical Release: February 1983

In the mood for some Jimmy McNichol and one crazy Susan Tyrell? Also on hand is Bo Svenson as a homophobic sheriff (are there any other kind?) and a small role by future classical music lovin' and graveyard skipping Mortuary star Bill Paxton.

Night Warning is a pretty strange entry into the early 80's Slasher sweepstakes. There is the usual stalk 'n slash, but Warning offers up something a bit more with it's complicated plot involving sexual confusion and overbearing relatives. Which leads us to the performance of Susan Tyrell. She's mesmerizing in her nutso role of Aunt Cheryl.

Sadly this hasn't been released on DVD yet, thus qualifying it as a DVD Evader as well. One day. Track down a copy of the VHS if you can (It was also released under the titles: Nightmare Maker, Thrilled To Death and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.

From the Director of the original Beach Blanket Bingo Movies. Now that's wacky.

Move over Mama Voorhees, this overprotective mother figure will also cut you. But, watch out for those boobies!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DVD Evaders: 1988 Movies Not On DVD

1988 was a pretty great year at the Video Store. Luckily, a lot of the Films released that year have landed on DVD. But what about the ones that have slipped through the cracks?

These 75 or so titles sadly represent some of those not yet released on DVD, at least in the U.S.

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